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Join Date: Sep 2013
09-11-2013, 07:59 AM
OK, I've maxed out a Tac, and am turning my attention to my Sci alt, who I actually started with first time I played STO, but left languishing in the interim.
So some tips and tricks for playing Sci would be appreciated. Let me see if I'm getting things right.
Sci is kind of equivalent to "magic user", so it has an alternative power source, equivalent to "mana", and that is Aux power. Is it helpful to think this way, or is it misleading?
If so, then theoretically I would want to make a build with maxed Sci powers, especially the "exotic damage" one, and set my power settings to high Aux all the time, right?
But: here's my quandary. The Sci powers seem to be on
long cooldowns. So it seems to me hardly worth running with Aux high, why not run with weapons high as usual and just use the Sci powers with an Aux battery for an Alpha strike (at the moment I'm experimenting with debuffing the mobs, then hitting them with Gravity Well, then when the Aux battery runs out, lay on with beams and torps.
Is it actually possible and advisable to play with maxed Aux and Shields, say, and using only Science powers for damage? I can't see offhand how that would be better than just using the Aux battery for an alpha and then going normal, as I'm doing now, but if anybody knows please do enlighten me!